2017 Speaker Series

Heroes Among Us - Above, Below & Beyond

March 26 - The Cold War "ABOVE and BELOW"

1:00pm Paul Giguere, a former Major with the U. S Air Force and member of the Strategic Air Command, navigator on the B-29 and B-52, and Carl Stidsen, retired Deputy Missile Combat Crew Commander of the Titan II Missile Squadron, discuss their personal experiences with nuclear weaponry during the Cold War.

May 7 - "Come Fly with Me" A View from the Cockpit

1:00pm Al Charlevois, former Pan American World Airways pilot, provides insight into the life of a commercial pilot. Al is a retired U.S Marine Captain who flew Vought F-8 Crusaders prior to his career as a commercial pilot. With special guest, Gould Mcintyre, former Captain with Pan Am.

July 16 - "Finding Amelia with Hard Facts and Sound Science"

1:00pm Ric Gillespie, Executive Director of TIGHAR has spent his adult life searching for Amelia Earhart and her plane. Ric Gillespie offers a very realistic picture of Earhart, her attempted world flight, the events surrounding her disappearance, and the U.S. government's failed attempt to find her. Hear about his latest expedition to the South Pacific.

August 19 - National Aviation Day - Double Header

11:00am Roger Van Dyke, former U.S. Naval Commander shared his experiences on life aboard an aircraft carrier as a A-4 Skyhawk carrier pilot during the Vietnam War.

1:00pm Retired General Jim Skiff; from combat pilot to Bradley Air National Guard base commander to the modern world of drone warfare.

September 23 - Yankee aviators and innovators that helped shape New England’s aerospace legacy

1:00pm Tom Crouch, Senior Curator of Aeronautics at the National Air & Space Museum. The Museum is pleased and honored to have Mr. Crouch give a talk on Connecticut's contribution to the history of aviation in New England.

October 29 - "The Perfect Storm"

1:00pm Bill Moeller, Commander, United States Coast Guard, Retired. Bill will have you on the edge of your seat when he describes the harrowing rescue he and his crew aboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Tamaroa successfully completed during the height of the perfect storm October 30, 1991.

Museum Members Free - General public $20.00 per lecture (includes admission to the Museum).
Seating is limited so please order early. If there are any seats open on the day of the event, they will be available on a first-come basis. If you have any questions, please call the Museum at (860) 623-3305.

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